Category Archives: God’s work

Sacred Sensations

Poet David Brendan Hopes tells this story: “A literary friend and I walk a whole day in the Ohio woods. By main force we keep the topic of conversation away from books. ‘Well, what did you see?’ he asks at … Continue reading

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Conforming to the Brand

Ministry can be a minefield of mishaps, injuries, and misunderstandings. It is easy to take a wrong step and hurt someone’s feelings, or expose a long-buried resentment. A sermon, or even a chance comment, can unleash a chain reaction of … Continue reading

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Branding Your Ministry – pt 2: No one’s perfect

Last month’s post dealt with the concept of branding a church so that presents a consistent image that can drive both mission and publicity. Conversely, you could say that a strong mission identity can mold all aspects of the ministry … Continue reading

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Clergy in Crisis

Most people go into the ministry to make the world a better place by inspiring people to live more Godly and courageous lives. We hope to be both models and mentors to people in their struggles to find meaning out of … Continue reading

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